NCRI WOMEN'S COMMITTEE

Works extensively with Iranian women outside the country and maintains a permanent contact with women inside Iran. The Women’s Committee is actively involved with many women's rights organizations and NGO's and the Iranian diaspora. The committee is a major source of much of the information received from inside Iran with regards to women. Attending UN Human Rights Commission meetings and other international or regional conferences on women’s issues, and engaging in a relentless battle against the Iranian regime's misogyny are part of the activities of members and associates of the committee.

Women in History

1909 – The “Uprising of the 20,000” began when Clara Lemlich, tired of hearing all the disadvantages of striking from mostly men,

1858 – Selma Lagerlöf (20 November 1858 – 16 March 1940), Swedish author, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature for 1909, the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.

1917 – Indira Gandhi (19 November 1917 – 31 October 1984), Indian politician, 3rd Prime Minister of India.

Indira Gandhi was born Indira Nehru in a Kashmiri Pandit family on 19 November 1917 in Allahabad.

1945 – Wilma Mankiller (18 November 1945 – 6 April 2010), Cherokee chief, first woman to be Chief of the Cherokee Nation.

Wilma Mankiller was born in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

2013Doris Lessing (22 October 1919 – 17 November 2013), recipient of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature, died at her home in London.

1873 – Sara Josephine Baker (November 15, 1873 – February 22, 1945), American physician.

Baker was born in Poughkeepsie, New York, in 1873 to a wealthy Quaker family. At the age of 16, Baker decided on a career in medicine.

1817 – Policarpa Salavarrieta (1795 – 14 November 1817), Seamstress and revolutionary spy during the Spanish Reconquista of the Viceroyalty of New Granada.

1715Dorothea Erxleben (13 November 1715 – 13 June 1762), first female doctor in Germany.

Erxleben was instructed in medicine by her father from an early age. She practiced medicine on poor people.

1815Elizabeth Cady Stanton (November 12, 1815 – October 26, 1902), American suffragist and women’s rights activist.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, was born in Johnstown, New York.

Alenush Terian (November 9, 1920 – March 4, 2011), was an Iranian astronomer and physicist called 'Mother of Modern Iranian Astronomy'. She was born to an Armenian family in Tehran, Iran. Her father was a poet and translator.